Daily Word List - 5 January, 2017 - Definition | Synonyms | Use in a Sentence


Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 5 January, 2017.

1. Zeitgeist (n):the spirit characteristics of a period.

Use: "the story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s"

Synonyms the beliefs, ideas and spirit of an era



2. Beleaguer (v): put in a very difficult situation

Use: "the board is supporting the beleaguered director"

Synonyms: to besiege, to vex, harras or beset



3. Veridical (adj): pertaining to an experience, perception or interpretation that accurately represents reality.

Use: “few believe that all claimed religious experiences are Veridical.”

Synonyms: true, genuine



4. Palliative (adj): minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the disease.

Use: "orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative"

Synonyms: medicine, soothing, sedative.


5. Hog (n): a greedy person who refuses to share.

Use: "he never hogged the limelight"

Synonyms: gluttonous, selfish



6. Strident (adj): a high pitched sound.

Use: "his voice had become increasingly strident"

Synonyms: loud, shrill ,piercing, rough sounding.



7. Murky (adj.): obscure or morally questionable.

Use: "a government minister with a murky past"

Synonyms: questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious, secret;



8. Effete (adj): lacking strength or vitality.

Use: "the authority of an effete aristocracy began to dwindle"

Synonyms: exhausted, spoiled, corrupt, debased, feeble



9. Josh (v): to tease someone in a kindly or friendly fashion.

Use: "he loved to josh people"

Synonyms: joke, kid, banter




10. Lassitude (n): having lack of energy

Use: "she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed"

Synonyms: lethargy, fatigue, dullness







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